The trippy short film follows Morby through a few especially intense days of fear, questioning his faith, and rocking out, as he searches for answers in a surreal Kansas City
Kevin Morby has collaborated with director Christopher Good to create a trippy short film as a companion to his latest album Oh My God.
The Oh My God film is the result of a collaboration between Kevin Morby and his good friend, director Christopher Good, whose last short film, Crude Oil, was an official selection at Sundance this year. “I think we’re able to be on each other’s wavelengths without really talking about what we’re doing,” Good said in a recent interview. “We were able to come up with our own things that combined, hopefully, into a cohesive whole.”
In a statement about the film, Morby said that“after I had chosen to work with director Chris Good for all three of my singles off of Oh My God, it only seemed natural to keep working and make a visual representation for the whole album. I thought it important to capture this time in my life and career. It being my fifth record, I wanted to let listeners in on some of the behind the scenes and inside my head a bit more. We set out to make something that was half documentary and half dreamscape of both my life at the time while living back in Kansas City and the subject matter of the album.
I tend to exaggerate stories a lot of the times when I tell them, but only to do justice to what the experience felt like at the time—and that’s what I believe Chris and I have done with this film. We exaggerate and bend reality, but only in attempt to get a certain mood or feeling across. More than anything, this film was a lot of fun to make and I believe it is a lot of fun to watch. Upon completing the film I want viewers to feel like they had just fallen asleep and had a psychedelic dream while my album played in the room they were sleeping in, gently weaving itself into their dream. We made it entirely in Kansas City with Kansas citizens. Please… sit back, relax and I do hope you enjoy.”
Check out the film in full below.